EXCLUSIVE: Video and Photos of Fatal Crash on Route 1

Taken within minutes of crash that police say involved illegal immigrant who was driving while intoxicated

WARNING: The pictures and video may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Lorton Patch has obtained harrowing pictures and video of Monday's fatal crash on Route 1. The pictures show Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arriving moments after the incident and extricating victims from their vehicles.

Police say Carlos Sanchez-Ramos was driving while intoxicated on Route 1 northbound Monday during rush hour when he struck a car driving by Paul Krause. Krause's car subsequently struck a Mercedes which was traveling in the southbound lane injuring the two occupants of that vehicle.

In the car with Sanchez-Ramos was another male and a three-year old boy. Sanchez-Ramos fled the accident site with the boy, but was apprehended a short distance from the scene.

It was later reported that Sanchez-Ramos is in the country illegally, having been deported to his native Honduras in 2004, but returning to the United States sometime afterward. Sanchez-Ramos was also driving with suspended license, having lost it previously due to drunk driving. He faces a number of charges including manslaughter.

Ben Glass March 17, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Shawn: great job on reporting a very sad case.
Shawn Drury March 17, 2011 at 04:05 AM
Thanks Ben. It's appreciated.
Susan Francis March 18, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Excellent photos. Thank you.
Mike March 21, 2011 at 02:08 PM
So who died? Krause? The other guy in the drunk's vehicle?
Beth Lawton March 21, 2011 at 09:37 PM
Mike, the person who died was Mr. Krause. Here's an article about him: http://lorton.patch.com/articles/a-life-remembered-fairfax-stations-paul-krause-father-of-three-retired-army-colonel


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